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Beautiful park, limited parking

The park is beautiful and secluded. The water is really calm and it's nice to climb to the top of... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Elizabeth S
Poughquag, New York
VERY limited parking

Called "Pirates' Cove" by local teens this is a lovely spot in a somewhat hidden area. There is a... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Floral Park, New York
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200 Cliff Rd, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-1037
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Reviewed 3 days ago

McAllister Park is a lovely inlet protected from the wind of the Long Island Sound. The car parking is pretty well non existent, so you would have to plan your time going there. However if you make it, maybe like me you may be shocked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Maria N
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Amazing views, peaceful surroundings! Cannot believe we have never been here prior. Just adhere to the parking rules or you'll come back to a ticket. We went during the week just before sunset and had not trouble finding a spot to park

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allison L
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Bluest water I have ever seen for Long Island beaches !! There is only a few spots to park, we were lucky enough to get one.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank grellam
Reviewed 17 May 2018

The park is beautiful and secluded. The water is really calm and it's nice to climb to the top of the dunes to get a higher up view of the place. There are no bathrooms or things of the like here, so plan accordingly. It's...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I recently moved to the area and found this cool area (or what I thought was a cool area). You drive through a really pretty gated area out front and you can find some hidden gems, BUT we aware that you basically cannot stop or...More

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank Samantha D
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This place is one of my favorite local spots. However, make sure you only park in the designated lot (only about 7 spots or so) otherwise you WILL get ticketed. It is a short and beautiful walk from the lot to the bluffs.... be prepared...More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank kseebe00
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This hidden gem located in Belle Terre at the end of Cliff Road is a great walk on the Beach, the only drawback is that there is parking for 4 vehicles on a pitted and uneven dirt area. This area is heavily patrolled by the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Called "Pirates' Cove" by local teens this is a lovely spot in a somewhat hidden area. There is a small beach with surrounding dunes but no apparent facilities. Plan ahead to carry out trash etc. and note that the parking limitations are strictly enforced.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tweedybird26
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Checked out McAllister Park with the intention of hiking/walking but found that this was not possible at high tide. The cove is quite lovely and private but be aware that there is no beach to speak of at high tide, so no place to walk...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MySiska4
Reviewed 13 September 2016

More parking tickets given out by Belle Terre police, get there no place to park......_park on street..........$100 ticket to look at the sand and water

Date of experience: September 2016
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9 October 2016|
Response from MEggert | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. I have a general impression that they "close" at sundown but it could just be based on what many parks do. In a couple of weeks I'm heading up for a short stay in Poquott & I know I'll be visiting the park so... More